Colon health is important to keep your digestive system on track. The main function of the colon is waste management. The large intestines job is to absorb water, electrolytes, and store the waste-products until eliminated. This process should take anywhere from a few hours up to 24 hours after a meal. Unfortunately, our body starts to absorb the toxins from the waste if it’s not eliminated properly.
How do you get a healthy colon, you ask?
Oral hydration is key to a healthy colon. We are naturally cleansing our body by drinking the recommended serving of water daily. When we are not hydrated properly we run the risk of fatigue, constipation, and toxins will start to accumulate in the colon.
2. Soluble Fiber
Fiber keeps our digestive track in motion. This is also a very important part of having a healthy colon. Some fiber rich foods include; flax seeds, fruit with skin, oats, barley, beans, asparagus, and avocado.
Simply walking for 10-15 minutes a day can be valuable for your colon health. During exercise you increase blood flow and circulation which provides more oxygen to your GI (gastrointestinal system.)
After the age of 50, a colonoscopy is imperative in maintaining colon health. A colonoscopy is the first step towards prevention and early detection of colon cancer.